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BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Special awards at the 11th annual NHRA Pennzoil Nationals, event 4 of the 22-event 1998 Winston Drag Racing Series BEST APPEARING CARS -- Tucker Racing Super Comp entry of Greg Tucker, Lindsay, OK Tucker...

BAYTOWN, Texas - SUMMIT FastNews - Special awards at the 11th annual NHRA Pennzoil Nationals, event 4 of the 22-event 1998 Winston Drag Racing Series

BEST APPEARING CARS -- Tucker Racing Super Comp entry of Greg Tucker, Lindsay, OK Tucker Racing Super Gas entry of Jerry Tucker, Lindsay, OK.

BEST APPEARING CREW -- The Interstate Batteries/Hot Rod, Funny Car entry. Driver: cruz Pedregon, Moopark, CA.

BEST ENGINEERED AWARD -- The Brain Surgeon, Stock Eliminator entry of Sammy Pizzolato, Houma, LA.

MBNA WORLD RECORD CLUB -- (Elapsed-time national record-setters can earn up to $50,000 in selected NHRA professional categories. Available at this event: Top Fuel, $50,000; Funny Car, $50,000; Pro Stock,$25,000) -- Cruz Pedregon, Moorpark, CA, 4.819 sec. Joe Amato, Exter, PA, 4.539 sec.

CRAFTSMAN CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARDS ($1,000 to the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock crew chiefs of the race) -- Richard Hogan and Bob Noice for the Montana Express Top Fuel Dragster driven by David Grubnic; Wes Cerny for the Interstate Batteries/Hot Rod Pontiac Firebird Funny Car driven by Cruz Pedregon; Rickie Smith for the Gumout Products Pontiac Firebird Pro Stock driven by Mike Thomas.

SPEED-PRO 200-MPH PRO STOCK CLUB (Speed-Pro awards $1,000 to the first 16 Pro Stock competitors to exceed 200 mph. Thirteen spots worth $1,000 remain.)- Ray Franks, New Carlisle, OH, 200.22. Estimated four-day event attendance: 102,500 Results provided by the FastNews Network, courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment ** http://www.summitracing.com/ **

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Thomas , Joe Amato , David Grubnic , Rickie Smith